Bad Weather Stops Play as Australia Trails by 200 in Ashes Cricket Test

Bad light and rain stopped play on day four of the second Ashes cricket Test in Adelaide with Australia trailing England by 200 runs.

Australia was 175-3 in its second innings when the players came off in the sixth over after the tea interval for bad light. Heavy rain then began falling and the pitch surrounds were covered by groundstaff at the Adelaide Oval.

England earlier declared at 620-5, a first-innings lead of 375 runs.

No play was possible yesterday after tea because of rain and Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology forecasts showers and thunderstorms for tomorrow’s final day.

The best-of-five series is tied at 0-0 after England recovered from a 221-run first-innings deficit to draw in Brisbane.

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